Welcome to our list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region. Use the contact or ticketing details listed with each event.

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WINHANGANHA Film Screening

Maldhan Ngurr Nugrra Lithgow Transformation Hub, Western Sydney University 154 Mort Street, Lithgow, NSW, Australia

This is a free screening of WINHANGANHA at the Lithgow Transformation Hub.

Hosted by Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub and presented by the National Film and Sound Archive.

Free

Flickerfest 2024 Canowindra

Rosnay Organic, Canowindra 510 Rivers Road, Canowindra, NSW, Australia

Celebrating 33 years in 2024, Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Oscar® and BAFTA Qualifying international short film festival, ensuring that we continue to present A-list short film programmes recognised amongst the best in the world with films hand-picked from the festival’s record 3,400 entries! 

Picasso. A Rebel in Paris. Story of a Life and a Museum

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Picasso. A Rebel in Paris. Story of a Life and a Museum creates and develops an original portrait of the artist, outlining the contradictory nature of his character – at the same time generous and despotic, made of sunshine and shadow, often hidden behind a mask – and the duplicity of his behavior, even with the many women in his life.

$25

42nd Street The Musical

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

42nd Street, the legendary Broadway musical theatre classic, is a ‘glorious’ (Express) and ‘utterly moreish extravaganza of glitz’ (Times).  Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway, this is the largest ever staging of the Tony Award-winning musical and it was filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal in the heart of London’s West End.  Starring national treasure Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock and featuring iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money and Lullaby of Broadway, this is pure magic on the big screen. Screened at BMEC as part of our Live Performance on Screen programme.

$25
Event Series Amusu Theatre

Amusu Theatre

Amusu Theatre & Movie Poster Museum, Manildra 17 Derowie Street, Manildra, NSW, Australia

Step back in time on the 3rd weekend each month and experience going to the movies in the
1930's at our majestic art deco theatre, the AMUSU.

Kinky Boots The Musical – Live on Screen

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, is strutting onto the big screen!

Being played at BMEC as part of their Live Performance on Screen programme.

$25

An American in Paris – The Musical

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the Oscar winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’ presented as part of BMECs Live Performance and Art on Screen programme.
 Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility.  Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war.

$25

Titanic The Musical (Live on screen)

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

A stunning production focusing on the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own.
Winner of 5 Tony Awards (including Best Musical), based on the real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, this stunning production celebrates the 10th anniversary of its London premiere, where it received sweeping critical acclaim across the board.

$25

 

The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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